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Returning home

Victor Takemoto Interview Segment 8

Returning home: "Most cases we were welcomed back"
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Michiko Amatatsu Noritake Interview Segment 13

Returning home, warm reception from neighbors
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Dave Tatsuno Interview II Segment 11

Returning home, trying to reestablish prewar business
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Kay Matsuoka Segment 40

Returning to Fresno, California, after the war: struggling with illness and making a living
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Letter to a Nisei man from his sister

Excerpt: "Thank you very much for your letters." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, possibly to Camp Robinson, Arkansas.
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Letter to a Nisei man from his sister

Excerpt: "Okay, okay! I'm writing! Please don't get angry!" Sent from Los Angeles, California, possibly to Camp Robinson, Arkansas.
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Issei man in Los Angeles

Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Los Angeles - around 1947-48. Kumezo Hatchimoji at his home."
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WRA booklet: "West Coast Incidents"

Booklet produced by the War Relocation Authority (WRA) that features clippings from major U.S. newspapers on Japanese Americans.
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The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 9 (March 2, 1945)

Selected article titles: "More Internees to Leave Sunday" (p. 1), "WRA Determined to Close Centers-Myer" (p. 2), and "GI's May Visit Interned Kins" (p. 4).
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Hostel, Japanese language school

These children are on the front steps of the Japanese language school. The school housed many Japanese Americans immediately after the incarceration. Front row (left to right): Nancy Tada and Susumu Ohashi holding Kiyomi Ohashi. Second row: Ronnie Tada, Takashi Aoki, Yoshiko Tokita, Yasuo Tokita, and Yuzo Tokita. Third row ...
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